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Resource Fee

Most course materials, print and digital, labs, and supplies, if required for a course are covered by the Resource Fee.  Optional rental and optional buy course materials will be charged to your Three Rivers College account.  Physical course materials are mainly Scan-&-Go, and digital course materials are available through Blackboard.  If your order required course materials from our website, we are currently shipping for free starting Summer Semester 2021.

Financial Aid

The Resource Fee is covered by most types of financial aid, but you should be sure you have enough financial aid to cover tuition and the resource fee.  

If you have Pell Grants and/or student loans, you may have excess financial aid that you can use for other things in The College Store like purchasing a laptop computer, meal plan card, or optional supplies.  Generally, the concept of excess financial aid will only apply to students with a PELL grant and/or student loans, but here’s the basic math…

Awarded Financial Aid – Student Account Balance = Excess Financial Aid

Award amounts for both PELL grants and student loans depend on the number of credit hours you are taking for the semester.

PELL Grant                                                               Student Loans

12+ credit hours              100%                                 6+ credit hours              100%

9+ credit hours                  75%                                 <6 credit hours                  0%

6+ credit hours                  50%

3+ credit hours                  25%

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